Daniel McLaughlin is counsel in the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. Based in the Paris office, Daniel represents large multinational clients on a range of issues, including the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs, conducting internal investigations, and undertaking third-party due diligence reviews.
Daniel has represented clients under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, and other regulators. He has overseen large internal investigations and counseled European clients on responding to allegations of improper behavior and interfacing with international regulators and agencies in Australia, France, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among others.
With cross-disciplinary experience in the fields of arbitration and export compliance, Daniel also assists clients on anti-corruption matters in connection with European export credit agencies, commercial disputes, and international arbitration.
Daniel has particular experience in the Middle East, having previously lived in Sana’a, Yemen and Cairo, Egypt. He is the author of the Bradt travel guide to Yemen.
Daniel is also a committed pro bono and human rights advocate. He has helped clients in the fields of employment discrimination, immigration and asylum, and social security disability benefits. At Georgetown’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, Daniel worked on a case opposing discriminatory inheritance laws that was considered by the Tanzania High Court and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Recognized in Washington DC Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2015 – 2016
2011 – 2014 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Yemen: The Bradt Travel Guide (available in English, Italian and Czech) Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press Inc., 2008
McLaughlin, D., and D. Solomon, "Lessons Learned From the Northrop Grumman Case: The US State Department's Posture Toward Disclosures and Cooperation," International Government Contractor 5 (May 2008): para. 36
"Heightened Enforcement on Global Bribery and Corruption: Practical Tips and Strategies to Avoid Pitfalls," The Knowledge Group, webinar (17 September 2019)
"Updates on U.S. Enforcement Policy," 10th Annual Business Ethics Anti-Corruption Compliance & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (22 March 2019)
"The 2019 Anti-Bribery Landscape: Trends, Developments and Updates," The Knowledge Group, webinar (8 January 2019)
"US & EU: Conducting and Evaluating Complex Anti-Corruption Investigations with FCPA and Bribery Act," The Knowledge Group, webinar (2 May 2018)
"Recent Developments in French Anti-Corruption Law," 9th Annual Business Ethics Anti-Corruption Compliance & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (23 March 2018)
“FCPA Internal Investigations: Preserving the Evidence, Assessing Voluntary Disclosure, and Other Key Elements,” Stafford webinar (13 March 2012)
"Overcoming Anti-Corruption Compliance Challenges in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry: Defining and Executing Systematic, Risk-Based Third-Party Due Diligence," workshop, C5 Fourth Annual Anti-Corruption Conference, Paris (21 October 2011)
“Yemen: Country Background and Security Issues,” US Air Force Special Operations School, Eglin Air Force Base, Pensacola, FL (15 May 2009)
“Yemen: Security and Terrorism Overview,” US Air Force Special Operations School, Eglin Air Force Base, Pensacola, FL (25 March 2009)
“FCPA and Export Compliance in the Middle East,” Hughes Hubbard & Reed Client Seminar, Sana’a, Yemen (2 April 2008)
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Supreme Court of Virginia
Current representation of world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with anti-corruption reviews and related investigations
Current representation of multinational "supermajor" oil and gas company in connection with a worldwide risk assessment and compliance audit, in coordination with a compliance monitor
Current representation of a CAC 40 French multinational engineering and construction company in a global review
Representation of a European oil and gas contractor
Representation of a New York Stock Exchange-traded company in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related anti-corruption issues, related to business or activities in the Middle East
Consultant to the Ministry of Justice of Bahrain concerning the enactment of proposed legislation
Representation of an NYSE-traded company in connection with a broad variety of export compliance matters involving the US Commerce and State Departments